Greed is not good, and high inequality is making all of us greedier than we should, or could, be.
Chicago teachers’ wages are the focus of a major political battle – not because their salaries are out of line in a legitimate comparison – but because people are playing politics with teachers’ pay.
In any society where wealth and income concentrate at the top, the affluent will almost always come to sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them.
Corporate execs and billionaire ideologues are creating — at taxpayer expense — a network of schools where learning takes a back seat.
The economy is growing. The money is there. It’s our democratic choice: corporate profits or public schools.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, nor even a reduced-price lunch, when it comes to educating our children.
“Tax and spend.” Those three dirty words are now the key to economic recovery in America’s Realonomy.
Declines in government spending are holding back GDP growth at a time governments at all levels should be hiring to create jobs.
“Plutocracy” first burst big-time into our national political consciousness in the late 19th century, and the concept still conjures up today, well over a century later, much the same images as way back then. We envision, at any mention of “plutocrat,” some Wall Street banker, his pockets overflowing with greenbacks, or a robber baron industrialist, [...]
Back in the mid 20th century, colleges and universities helped America beat down economic inequality. Now they reinforce it.